My DIY Fall Pumpkin Flag was a fun experiment with some new and some tried and true adhesives from Therm-O-Web™. I recently received a box of goodies from one of my favorite companies, Therm-O-Web™. They have some new and innovative products on the market that they wanted me to try out, and I was most curious about the HeatnBond Liquid Vinyl® gel coating. I love the result and hope you do too! Scroll down for the full tutorial.
Weatherproof DIY Fall Pumpkin Flag with Therm-O-Web Adhesives
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Supplies to Make a Waterproof Flag for the Garden:
- HeatnBond® Liquid Vinyl Gel Coating from Therm-O-Web™
- HeatnBond® Ultra Hold Iron-On Adhesive from Therm-O-Web™
- Pressing Paper® Fabric and Craft Sheets from Therm-O-Web™
- iCraft Fabric Fuse® Liquid Fabric Glue from Therm-O-Web™
- Canvas Dropcloth
- Fabric Fat Quarters – light orange, dark orange, light green, dark green, brown, dark gray
- Sizzix Big Shot Die Cutting Machine
- Sizzix Bigz Laura Kelly Designs Lemonade Alphabet Die (this one is similar)
- Iron and Ironing Board
- Scissors – I love my Fiskars Amplify Shears!
- Metal Ruler 36″
- Non-Stick Craft Sheet
- Natural Jute Twine
- DIY FALL PUMPKIN FLAG PATTERNS download at the bottom of this post ⇓
How to Create Weatherproof Fabric for Outdoor Use:
I always plan out my craft projects with a doodle prior to starting. Having a sketchbook helps me make my materials list, gives me an idea of how the finished project might look, and lets me collect all of the ideas that float around in my head in one organized place. The MONO Twin from Tombow is my favorite for sketching because it has a larger bullet tip and a smaller fine tip, so it's like two pens in one, and a spiral sketchbook is a must because it lays flat.
To begin the DIY Fall Pumpkin Flag, gather all supplies. Remove the fabric fat quarters from their packaging, then wash and dry without fabric softener. Iron fabric to remove any wrinkles. Measure and cut a 12″ by 36″ rectangle from a canvas dropcloth. I love Fiskars Amplify Mixed Media Shears for all weights of fabric and canvas. Prepared canvas cloth at the fabric store can be expensive, so I love using a dropcloth meant for painting projects instead. You get a ton of fabric for a great low price. Use a light pencil line and don't be worried about the edges fraying, it adds to the character of the flag.
Fold the canvas in half, lengthwise. Measure 34″ from the short edge of the canvas, apply a line of Fabric Fuse Liquid Fabric Glue, and then fold the canvas back in half lengthwise. Download, print, and cut out the DIY FALL PUMPKIN FLAG PATTERNS at the bottom of this post ⇓ Place patterns on fabric and roughly cut out squares and rectangles around the images. Unroll HeatnBond Ultra Hold, cut out squares and rectangles to match the fabric.
Place fabric wrong side up and HeatnBond rough side down on an ironing board and bond according to the directions on the back of the package. Repeat with all pieces of fabric. Trace the patterns onto the paper backing of the HeatnBond with a marker. Cut out all patterns with scissors.
Place dark brown fabric onto the Laura Kelly Designs Lemonade Alphabet Die fabric side down. Run through the Sizzix Big Shot Machine with the plastic plates according to the directions on the packaging. To spell out the message HELLO PUMPKIN, I had to cut out the “P” and the “L” twice. Dry fit all fabric pieces onto the canvas flag base until you are pleased with the composition.
Peel the paper backing off of each piece of fabric. Iron the fabric patterns onto the canvas flag base according to the directions on the HeatnBond Ultra Hold packaging. Place a non-stick craft sheet between the flag layers. Apply the HeatnBond Liquid Vinyl with a large soft brush. Make sure to apply this new and innovative gel coating to the entire surface, the top pocket, and the edges. I placed a wooden yardstick through the pocket while the Liquid Vinyl dried.
Read and follow all of the instructions on the HeatnBond Liquid Vinyl packaging. It is hard to see in the photos, but this gel coating soaks into the fabric and canvas giving it an oilcloth appearance. Once dry, layer Therm-O-Web Pressing Paper on top of the flag and iron according to the directions on the Liquid Vinyl packaging. Since this is a two-sided flag, I made sure to coat the back of the flag as well. To finish the DIY Fall Pumpkin Flag, tie two bows from natural jute twine and secure to pumpkins with Fabric Fuse Glue.
Download the Free Pumpkin Flag Patterns
Waterproof a DIY Fall Pumpkin Flag with Therm-O-Web Adhesives
Use my DIY Autumn Pumpkin Flag with Therm-O-Web Adhesives as a jumping-off point to try some new craft products very soon. I was intimidated at first by this new HeatnBond Liquid Vinyl product, but after reading the directions on the Therm-O-Web website, I felt equipped to create a Weatherproof Garden Flag. This project turned out awesome and I cannot wait to try the Liquid Vinyl on all the ideas floating around in my head.
Create a DIY Fall Pumpkin Flag with HeatnBond Liquid Vinyl Gel Coating by Therm-O-Web and make any fabric weatherproof and waterproof for year-round outdoor use. And I forgot how much I love HeatnBond Iron-On Adhesive. It is so quick and easy to create a custom appliqued look without having a fancy sewing machine. Perfect for my impatient crafting self! Use iCraft Fabric Fuse Liquid Fabric Glue for no-sew crafts, fixing hems, or quick stuffed animal repairs.
Easy Pumpkin Crafts for Fall
I love all things PUMPKINS, and I love turning all the thing into PUMPKINS! Here are a few more of my DIY Pumpkin projects that I hope you will love and want to create.
The idea for this tutorial Embellish Pumpkins with Lace a 30 Minute Craft has been floating around in my head for at least a year now. Do you ever have projects like that? Do you collect the materials and then find the time to complete them? Well, I have a TON of half-started projects that I am going to complete this year.
This Easy DIY Book Pumpkin with Dollar Tree Supplies, literally costs one dollar and twenty-five cents! The rest of the supplies I grabbed from my stash (and the yard). Can I tell you how much I love pumpkins? Not those fussy Pumpkin Spice Lattes, but actual pumpkins. I love creating fun, funky, elegant, and upcycled pumpkins.
Create a quick and easy DIY Pumpkin Bushel Basket in just about 30 minutes with limited supplies. A chipboard bushel basket from the craft store transforms into a fun piece of Autumn décor that can grace your home from the first day of Fall until Thanksgiving.
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